News

14
Oct

How do I become … an arborist

Posted On: Monday October 14th, 2013

A great article was written in ‘The Guardian’, on how an Arborist in London made a career out of his boyhood hobby of tree climbing.  Here is the link; http://www.theguardian.com/money/2013/oct/15/how-become-arborist-career

20
Sep

PNW-ISA Climbing Competition

Posted On: Friday September 20th, 2013

HEBC is a Pacific Yew Sponsor for the PNW-ISA Tree Climbing Competition.  Annika will be there all day Saturday, to answer any questions about the Arborist Technician and Climbing Arborist Apprenticeship programs. The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture is pleased to host the 2013 Chapter TCC at Green Timbers Urban Forest... Read more »

8
Sep

B.C. a hotbed of gardening

Posted On: Sunday September 8th, 2013

Today’s Vancouver Sun has another great article, here is the link; http://www.vancouversun.com/business/hotbed+gardening/8886714/story.html Download Article 2013-09-09 Vancouver Sun B.C. a hotbed of gardening

6
Sep

Vancouver Sun Articles

Posted On: Friday September 6th, 2013

Two great articles can be found in Saturday, September 7th Vancouver Sun.  Here are the links;   http://www.vancouversun.com/business/growing+business+more+ways+than/8882764/story.html http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Young+gardeners+enthusiastic+about+entering+business/8882772/story.html

30
Jul

Arborist Technician offered at Camosun College

Posted On: Tuesday July 30th, 2013

Camosun College in Victoria, will be offering Level 1 Arborist Technician apprenticeship program starting January 2014. Contact HEBC at 604-430-0422 or [email protected], if you are interested, as Camosun will not be setup to take student registration until September.

9
Jun

Team BC Wins Bronze

Posted On: Sunday June 9th, 2013

The National Skills Competition was a great success.  Team BC had a great time, and received Bronze.  They should be very proud of their accomplishment.  Team Alberta received Gold, and Team Quebec received Silver. Check out the photos of Team BC’s progress by going to our Facebook page. A big Thank You to all the... Read more »

5
Jun

National Skills Competition – in Vancouver!

Posted On: Wednesday June 5th, 2013

The National Skills competition is taking place in Vancouver this year.  The competition takes place on June 6th & 7th.  Come and support team BC in the Landscape competition.  Entry is free at BC Place. This a great opportunity to check out the other trades.  2002 was he last time the National competition was held... Read more »

22
May

Golden Spruce Nurseries – Open House

Posted On: Wednesday May 22nd, 2013

HEBC will have a booth at Golden Spruce Nurseries’ Open House. The nursery is looking great so on May 23 from 2:00 – 7:00 we will be hosting our open house! The Seasonal Experience will be serving dinner from 4:00- 6:30, bar opens at 4:30. Avenue Equipment will be bringing out some Kubota & Exmark... Read more »

18
Apr

SkillsBC Competition

Posted On: Thursday April 18th, 2013

Congratulations to Team Kwantlen & Team Camosun! The 2013 SkillsBC Landscape Competition was a success.  Kevin & Jason from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, received Gold and Kelsey & Kara from Camosun College received Silver at this year’s competition.  Kevin & Jason will be representing BC at the Nationals Skills Competition June 6th & 7th at BC... Read more »

16
Apr

19th Annual SkillsBC Competition

Posted On: Tuesday April 16th, 2013

Come and support the Landscape Gardening competition at the SkillsBC Provincial competition.  Teams of two from local horticulture institutions will be competing for Gold, to then move onto compete at the National Skills Competition.  The National competition takes place in Vancouver this year, June 5th to 8th. HEBC would like to recognize those who donate... Read more »

19
Feb

BCRPA Spring Training – Horticulture Day

Posted On: Tuesday February 19th, 2013

HEBC will have a booth at the BCRPA Spring Training Horticulture Day on February 20th.  If you have any questions about the apprenticeship or how to apply for Sign-Off Authority or to Challenge an exam, we will be there to help you out. For more information about the BCRPA Spring Training, click here.